Child Health Foundation was established in 1985 as a non-profit, public charity [501(c)3] to prevent and treat life-threatening communicable diseases of infants and children in the United States and abroad.


Our mission is “to save the greatest number of children’s lives at the lowest possible cost.” We accomplish this through our unique network of health professionals and organizations committed to improving health policies and practices. We operate as an independent agent of change, seeking and promoting more effective, easily-delivered and less-expensive methods to prevent illness and death of children, such as oral rehydration therapy to prevent dehydration, immunizations, and breastfeeding.

How We’re Making a Lasting Difference

We plan and support clinical research to develop new health care technologies for children affected by disease or disaster, and disseminate and implement proven, effective results through our network worldwide.

Professional Medical Education and Outreach…
We promote the transfer of medically effective, scientifically sound, low-cost technologies and the sharing of knowledge among health practitioners and policy makers in the U.S. and in developing countries.

Public Education and Outreach…
We educate families and communities through culturally-appropriate public education and outreach programs.

Collaborations & Affiliations…
Child Health Foundation collaborates with many other organizations in pursuit of better health for children. These include, in part, Johns Hopkins University & Hospital (Baltimore, MD); Instituto Investigacion Nutricional (Lima, Peru); International Centre for Diarrheal Disease Research, Bangladesh (ICDDR,B) (Dhaka, Bangladesh)

We are also affiliated with and supports groups that advocate on behalf of children at the local, state, national and international arenas. Some of these groups include Children’s Charities of America, Independent Charities of America, United Way, Independent Sector, National Committee for World Food Day, USAID, Guidestar, Maryland Association of Nonprofit Organizations, Direct Relief International, Cera Products, Rehydration Project, GlobalMD, and the Global Health Council.


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